Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones has been arrested for felony vandalism after a frightening encounter with his brother when he reportedly was trying to jump out a 30th-floor window.
The 22-year-old’s incident was captured on a graphic video obtained by TMZ and his fellow NFL player brother, Minnesota Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones, is seen trying to restrain him.
“I’m going to fight for Jesus,” the younger Jones exclaims as he paces the hallway of a Los Angeles apartment building in the nude.
After the 25-year-old attempts to keep his brother back, the Bills star breaks free and races down the hallway toward Cayleb’s girlfriend’s apartment off camera. The girlfriend is heard shrieking in the background and then the video cuts to traces of blood along the hall floor and walls.
Zay had apparently smashed his foot through a window in a public balcony area after leaving the apartment at some point. TMZ reported he tried to squeeze himself through the 30th-floor window, but his brother held him until the Los Angeles Police Department showed up and arrested the 2017 second-round draft pick.
“We are aware of the incident involving Zay Jones,” the Bills said in a statement. “We are still in the process of gathering more information on the matter. At this point, we will have no further comment.”
According to TMZ, Zay posted $20,000 bail and was released to his family early today, Wednesday, March 21.
As speculation pours out on Twitter about whether what caused the incident to occur — some wonder if drugs were involved or if the young athlete suffers from CTE — several have been lending their support.
Let’s stop speculating on what happened with Zay Jones and just hope he’s okay and gets help he needs. Doesn’t matter if it was drugs, CTE, etc. Stop.
— Josh Carney (@ByJoshCarney) March 21, 2018
Zay Jones may have been last member of #Bills 53 man that I would have expected this news from. Thoughtful, intelligent, caring man who seemed to understand blessings bestowed upon him. Truly thoughts and prayers for someone who has their whole life in front of them. #BillsMafia
— Greg Vorse TV (@GregVorse) March 21, 2018
If you made me guess which NFL player this would happen to, my LAST would be Zay Jones.
He's always sincere, intelligent, kind and complimentary.
I'm in total shock. https://t.co/3fVJDErC65
— Duffy on WCMF (@DuffyOnWCMF) March 21, 2018